Is Garlic Bad for IBS? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Garlic is good for IBS because it contains sulfur compounds that may have medicinal properties. Garlic can help protect against illness, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, extend life, and improve athletic performance.

IBS is a common disorder that affects your stomach and intestines, causing cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation.

In IBS, your body experiences muscle contractions in the intestine that are stronger and last longer than usual, which can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea.

This can lead to various health problems, such as inflammation, malabsorption, and reduced quality of life.

One of the key factors in managing IBS is diet.

What you consume can affect your digestive function, which can impact your IBS symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage IBS, you should consume garlic rich foods like garlic bulbs and garlic oil.

Garlic is a plant in the onion family that has been used for thousands of years to prevent and treat various conditions and diseases.

Garlic contains sulfur compounds such as allicin and diallyl disulfide that may have medicinal properties.

Garlic may help protect against illness, including the common cold, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, extend life3, and improve athletic performance.

Now, garlic is a healthy food and healthy food is good for IBS.

Because garlic can help reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and prevent infections.

(amount of garlic you mentioned) can give you (about 3 grams) of garlic per day safely.

More than that can cause (name the side effects with reasons).

That’s why I suggest you limit your garlic intake to (mention the possible complications).

Stick to (mention the safe limit to eat/drink/take in a day) to minimize (name the side effects with reasons).

Also, you shouldn’t (eat/drink/take) garlic if you have/suffering from (IBS type name) to prevent (mention the side effect).

Because garlic may worsen some symptoms of IBS such as diarrhea or constipation.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with IBS effectively.

I always recommend my IBS patients to follow an IBS-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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